IELTS Results competition winners in August 2016

The Rio Olympics are over, but here at IELTS-Blog the game is always on! And now it’s time to present our own, IELTS Olympians. Let’s welcome the 12 brilliant high achievers with the highest IELTS scores in August 2016:

Academic Module – 1st placeBand 8 in IELTS

  • Darrion Mohan from Singapore, Band 9

Academic Module – 2nd place

  • Adithi Koushik from India, Band 8.5

Academic Module – 3rd place

  • Venkhat Ramesh from India, Band 8
  • Nandan Mishra from India, Band 8
  • Jane Charisse Soria from Philippines, Band 8

General Training Module – 1st place

  • Devangana Das from India, Band 8.5

General Training Module – 2nd place

  • Krishnakanth Allika from India, Band 8
  • Ishneet Kaur from India, Band 8
  • Thi Le from Vietnam, Band 8
  • Muhammad Abu Naser from Bangladesh, Band 8

General Training Module – 3rd place

  • Amit Suri from India, Band 7.5
  • Adegbola Babade from Nigeria, Band 7.5

Congratulations to the winners! You definitely should go out and celebrate – and in the meanwhile we are sending your certificates of achievement, these little tokens of victory, to your emails. Your IELTS results will be displayed in the IELTS-Blog hall of fame – please feel free to show off to your family and friends!

Other test takers always wonder how our “Olympians” prepared for their victory. It feels great to tell you that we contributed to the success of two of them: Jane Soria (Band 8) prepared using our book “Target Band 7” and Thi Le (Band 8) was using ‘Ace the IELTS’. However, we’d like to hear from the other winners, too!

This is why we’re asking all the winners to share their stories of how they prepared and studied, and what helped them achieve success in IELTS. Anything they wish to share will be posted on IELTS-Blog without delay, so everyone can use the same technique and get a better score in their own exam this month.

P.S. IELTS results competition runs every month, and everyone is welcome to participate. Learn how to enroll here.

IELTS Speaking test in Sri Lanka – August 2016

When K took the IELTS Speaking test in Sri Lanka, he was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Sri Lanka


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like to walk?
– Are you walking to your work or school?
– Tell me about an interesting thing that happened to you while walking.
– Do you like movies?
– Do you go to cinema on weekends?
– Do you like to plan your weekends?
– What are you going to do next weekend?

Cue Card

Talk about a course that you would like to do if you had enough time. Please say

– What course is it?
– What do you think you can learn from it?
– Do you think this would be easy to learn? Why?


– What subjects do most students study in your country?
– Why is that?
– When a company hires a person, do they consider qualifications or experience?
– What is the role of teachers in learning?



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